Jacquerie

Jacquerie, the name given to an insurrection of French peasants against the nobles in the Ile of France (q.v.), which broke out on May 21, 1358, during the absence of King John as a prisoner in England; it was caused by the oppressive exactions of the nobles, and was accompanied with much savagery and violence, but the nobles combined against the revolt, as they did not do at the time of Revolution, preferring rather to leave the country in a pet, and it was extinguished on the 9th June following.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Jacquard Loom * Jacques Bonhomme
Jacobi, Friedrich Heinrich
Jacobi, Karl Gustavo
Jacobins
Jacobites
Jacobites
Jacobs
Jacobus
Jacoby, Johan
Jacotot, Jean Joseph
Jacquard Loom
Jacquerie
Jacques Bonhomme
Jade
Jael
Jaen
Jaggannatha
Jaghir
Jahn, Fred. L.
Jahn, Johan
Jahn, Otto
Jail Fever

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Jacquerie in Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable